Retiree/Separated Focus

HEADS Up on New TRICARE Select Enrollments

Among the changes in TRICARE effective in 2018, TRICARE Select replaces TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra. For those retirees already eligible for TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra on December 31, 2017, they will automatically be enrolled in TRICARE Select.

All members retiring in 2018 who have attained the age of 60 will be newly eligible to enroll in TRICARE Select; however, they must enroll within 90 days of retirement. Otherwise, those newly eligible retirees will have to wait until the open enrollment period begins in November.

Members can address enrollment questions to the following regional TRICARE contractors:.  

  • East—Humana Military: 1-800-444-5445
  • West—Health Net: 1-844-866-9378

Retiree Memberships

Retired or separated National Guard officers can stay connected to the Guard, help bolster the quality of life of other Guard retirees and contribute to improving the readiness of the current force by joining NGAUS. Annual individual memberships for retired/separated are $45. A lifetime membership is $125. Both come with all the standard benefits of membership, including a subscription to NATIONAL GUARD. They are available through state/territory Guard associations or via the online Join/Renew tab above (or click here).

Retiree Luncheon & Caucus at NGAUS Conference

The event took place on Sept. 9 in the Kentucky Exposition Center, site for most conference activities this year.

Retired and separated officers held a caucus for the first time at last year’s NGAUS conference in Baltimore.

A recap of this year's event is coming soon.